I hope everyone had a long and restful Memorial Day Weekend. It’s now Tuesday and although it’ll be a relatively short week work-wise, I’m already feeling the call for another break from everyday normalcy.
This past weekend, I went to Lake Placid for a quick getaway from the city life. The drive took about 8 hours and led me to a small but historic and sport-enthused village in upstate New York. Most people probably recognize the town of Lake Placid as being the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and especially the 1980 USA-USSR Men’s Hockey game – aka the “Miracle on Ice.”
From May 5-6, Mount Vernon in Alexandria, VA held one of the largest Revolutionary War reenactments in the region. Hundreds of reenactors flock to the grounds of George Washington’s former home to camp out, don their 18th century garb, and participate in battle reenactments and reenact what life was like on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War for both the Continental and the British Armies.
Have you ever witnessed this reenactment? This is my second year to this particular Revolutionary War reenactment, and I learn something new each time.